While it’s true that teachers will experience a great deal of pressure on their physical and mental health throughout the school year, few will ever practice self-care in such a way that they find any relief. A key aspect of self-care is prioritizing finding and practicing methods to benefit both your physical health and your mental health. While this doesn’t need to be done simultaneously, there is often a lot of overlap. Doing your best to get enough sleep will provide energy levels necessary to keep both the brain and body active throughout the school day. Failure to get enough sleep can result in fatigue, irritability and decreased mental clarity. Similarly, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly will keep both your body and mind fueled the right way. While these are general examples, self-care can and will look different for every teacher. Ideally, finding ways to help maintain energy levels throughout the day and manage stress is the goal. Finding out what works for you and your schedule might take some time. However, with the information found in the resource paired alongside this post, cultivating a self-care routine that works for you will be much easier. Check it out!